CATEGORIES & DEFINITIONS

  1. Highlife Song of The Year:  The Highlife Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most popular Highlife song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.
  2. Gospel Song of the Year:  Gospel Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most popular Gospel song released in the year under review.
  3. Hiplife Song of the year:  The Hiplife Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and general public as having with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the hip life/hip pop genre. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.
  4. The Reggae/Dancehall Song of the year:  The Reggae / Dancehall Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most popular reggae dancehall song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.
  5. Gospel Artiste(s) of the Year:  Gospel Artiste (s) of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the gospel genre. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.
  6. Highlife Artiste of The Year: The Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the highlife genre. The artiste must have released hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.
  7. Reggae /Dancehall Artiste of the Year: The Reggae /Dancehall Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the academy, board and general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the reggae/dancehall genre. The artiste must have released a hit single/album or toured internationally in the year under review.
  8. Best Music Video of the Year: The Best Music Video of the Year is adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the most creative and entertaining visual representation of any song released under the year of review.
  9. Hiplife Artiste of The Year: The Hiplife Artiste(s) of the year is the artiste adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the hiplife genre. The artiste must have released hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.
  10. Best Male Vocal Artiste of the Year: The Best Male Vocal Artiste is adjudged by the academy and board as the male artiste (solo) with the best vocal delivery/performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review.
  11. Best Female Vocal Artiste of the Year: The Best Female Vocal Artiste is adjudged by the academy and board as the female artiste (solo) with the best vocal delivery/performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review.
  12. Best Group of the Year: The Best Group of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the group with the highest audience appeal and popularity; the group must comprise of two more members and must have released a popular song or single or toured internationally under the year of the scheme.
  13. Best Rapper of the Year: The Best Rapper of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the board, academy and the general public as the rap artiste with the best words compositions and creations and generated a high audience appeal with a single or album release or toured internationally during the year in contention.
  14. Best Collaboration of the Year:  The Best Collaboration of the Year is the song adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the song released through the collaboration/featuring of two or more artistes. The song must have been released and generated the most excitement during the year under review.
  15. Best New Artiste of the Year:  The Best New Artiste of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most promising and talented emerging artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively new artiste(s) who released a single/album or toured internationally that made a huge presence during the year under review.
  16. Song of The Year: The Most Popular Song of the year is the song nominated solely by the public and adjudged by the academy, board and general public as the most popular song released in the year under review, the song must have enjoyed a lot of patronage and generated the most excitement during the year.
  17. Artiste of the Year: The Artiste of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album or toured internationally during the year under review.
  18. African Artiste of the Year: The African artiste(s) of the Year is the artiste(s) (non Ghanaian) adjudged solely by the board as the act whose music crossed boarders and made the most impact on the continent at large during the year under review.
  19. UNCOVERED Artiste of the Year:  The Uncovered Artiste of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most promising and talented emerging artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively new artiste(s) who released a single/album or toured internationally that made a huge presence during the year under review.
  20. Producer / Sound Engineer of the Year:  The Producer / Engineer of the Year is adjudged to be the producer(s) directly responsible for the production of the popular song of the year. The sound engineer of the year is adjudged by the board to be the sound engineer(s) directly responsible for the recording, mixing and technical production of the song adjudged as the record of the year
  21. UK Based Best DJ of the Year: UK Based Best DJ of the Year is an award adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public in UK as the most popular DJ during the year under review. The DJ must have huge influence and following in clubs and radio stations in and around the United Kingdom with their selection, mixing and knowledge of music.
  22. UK Based UNCOVERED New Artiste of the Year:  The UK Based Uncovered New Artiste of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most promising and talented emerging artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively new artiste(s) who released a single/album or conducted a tour that made a huge presence during the year under review.
  23. UK Based Afrobeats Artiste Of The Year:  UK Based Afrobeats Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal in the United Kingdom and notable in the creation of cross music genres that combines West African musical styles, juju and authentic highlife blends. The artiste must have released a single or album or toured internationally under the year in review.
  24. UK Based Artiste of the Year: The UK Based Artiste of the Year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity. The artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album or toured during the year under review.
  25. Best UK Based Afro Pop Artiste:  The Best UK Based Afro-pop Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the academy, board and the general public as the most popular artiste that has a cross pollination of music genres. The artist must have generated the most excitement during the year under review.
  26. UK Based Ghanaian International Artiste: The UK Based Ghanaian International Artiste is the Ghanaian Artiste (s) based internationally adjudged solely by the board as the act whose music crossed boarders and made the most impact on the continent at large during the year under review.
  27. UK Based Gospel Song of the Year: The Best UK Gospel Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the most popular song with heavy airplay and commercial value during the year under review. The song must have generated huge excitement in the Christian community and social gatherings in around the United Kingdom.
  28. UK Based New Gospel Artiste of the Year:  The Best UK Based Gospel New Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the board, academy and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal in and around United Kingdom during the year under review with a heavy stage presence and craft. The New artiste must have released a single or an album under the year in review.
  29. UK Based Gospel Artiste of the Year:  The Best UK Based Gospel Artiste of the Year is the artiste adjudged by the board, academy and the general public as the artiste with the highest audience appeal in and around United Kingdom during the year under review with a heavy stage presence and craft. The artiste must have released a single or an album under the year in review.
  30. Ghanaian Traditional / Cultural Act: The Cultural / Traditional Act  is adjudged by the board, the academy and the general public as the artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and notable in the creation of authentic traditional or indigenous cultural music.
  31. Best Ghanaian International Touring Act: The Best Ghanaian International Touring Act is the Ghanaian Artiste (s) adjudged solely by the board as the act whose music crossed boarders and made the most impact internationally through touring.
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